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Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 25 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Colon Cancer Genes

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Table 2, Genes Associated with a High Susceptibility of Colorectal Cancer, was extensively revised.

Major Genetic Syndromes

Added text to state that in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, the cumulative risks have been estimated to be 32% to 54% for breast cancer and 21% for ovarian cancer.

The Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.

The CHEK2 subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.

The Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and revised.

The Serrated polyposis syndrome/Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.

Revised Table 12, Published Recommendations for Diagnosis and Surveillance of JPS, to include text about an additional study (cited Latchford et al. as reference 448).

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